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Bobby Jindal

  • BATON ROUGE, La.— Louisiana's business-lobbying groups are calling a centerpiece of Gov. The Louisiana chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business outlined its criticism Tuesday, along with the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. Scaling back the credit "would drive us down the rankings of business-friendly states, throw sand in the gears of our...

  • Ted Cruz of Texas told an influential anti-tax group Friday that he opposes Common Core education standards, a day after potential GOP presidential rival Jeb Bush endorsed the program. Cruz described Common Core as "national standards being dictated from Washington" during an appearance at the Club for Growth's annual winter meeting. Cruz and Bush are among...

  • Viking boats to cruise Mississippi River Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:22 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS, Feb 25- Viking Cruises Ltd will establish its first North American beachhead, a homeport in New Orleans, and will offer cruises up the Mississippi River starting in 2017, the company and Louisiana officials announced. The company- whose boats ply the rivers of Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt- will begin cruising the Mississippi with two...

  • NEW ORLEANS— European river cruise giant Viking, already gaining a high profile in the United States with its sponsorship of popular PBS television shows, announced Tuesday that it will make New Orleans its first North American home port for Mississippi River cruises expected to begin by late 2017.. Viking's move will produce 416 new jobs in New Orleans,...

  • WASHINGTON— Pay little attention to the official agenda for this weekend's meeting of the National Governors Association. And for none is the scrutiny more heightened than for New Jersey Gov. Christie aides, making the rounds in a luxury Washington hotel on Friday, sought to project a sense of calm in the face of news that some longtime backers, both in New Jersey...

  • Feb 13- A federal judge in Louisiana threw out a lawsuit Friday against more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies accused of collectively damaging the state's coastline, according to court records. The suit was filed in 2013 by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, accused the companies of destroying the state's fragile wetlands that...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- U.S. congressional leaders and several possible 2016 presidential hopefuls said on Tuesday all children should be vaccinated, joining a debate that has become a national flashpoint as a measles outbreak rekindles a discussion on parents' right to forgo inoculation of their children. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said.

  • The meeting will consider whether adding screenings anywhere in the world might help, Victoria Day, a spokeswoman for the Washington- based group Airlines for America, said on Monday. American officials have said they would consider new ways to curb the worst outbreak of the disease on record after the first case of Ebola was detected in the United States last...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican considering a 2016 U.S. presidential run, accused the Obama administration on Tuesday of being "science deniers" when it comes to energy, a critique often aimed at his own party.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican considering a 2016 presidential run, on Tuesday accused the Obama administration of being "science deniers" when it comes to energy, a critique often lobbed at his own party.

  • Connecticut Senate approves highest minimum wage Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 8:06 AM ET
    Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy introduces President Barack Obama before Obama spoke about the minimum wage during an event in Kaiser Hall on the Central Connecticut State University campus in New Britain, Conn., Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

    The Connecticut Senate approved raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the same rate the president wants for the federal minimum wage.

  • Toddlers to Teachers Face Pain From Budget Cuts Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 4:27 AM ET

    The White House issued more dire warnings about the harm the cuts will do to Americans, breaking down the loss of jobs and services to each of the states.

  • Republican governors are moving to cut income taxes, including proposals that would increase reliance on state sales taxes, setting up ambitious experiments in tax reform that could shape what is possible on a national level.

  • Tax Reform May Happen at State, Not Federal, Level Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Hopes for overhauling the federal tax system are fading in Washington, but in some state capitals, tax reform experiments- some far-reaching- are fast taking shape.

  • *BP, Justice Department seek to settle civil, criminal charges.

  • BASF plant being constructed in Ascension Parish Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 9:56 AM ET

    GEISMAR, La.-- BASF is building a formic acid production plant in Louisiana's Ascension Parish that will create 20 new jobs. Bobby Jindal and company executives were at the groundbreaking Tuesday, at the company's 2,600- acre complex in Geismar, which is home to nearly two dozen chemical plants.

  • Miss. says no thanks to Medicaid expansion dollars Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 9:03 AM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.-- Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more than 1 in 7 residents without insurance. And so you might think Mississippi would jump at the prospect of billions of federal dollars to expand Medicaid.

  • New report takes a look at Louisiana tax structure Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:05 AM ET

    BATON ROUGE, La.-- Louisiana state agencies have released a 43- page report that provides an overview of the state's tax structure and the $6.8 billion in tax breaks on the books. The report, released Monday, was put out by the Department of Revenue and Department of Economic Development. Bobby Jindal has said a revamp of Louisiana's tax code will be his top priority.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 5- Senators from the U.S. Gulf Coast urged President Barack Obama on Friday to ensure that any legal settlement for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill does not undermine a recently passed law that would funnel billions of dollars worth of fines to their states.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 5- Senators from the U.S. Gulf Coast urged President Barack Obama on Friday to ensure that any legal settlement for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill does not undermine a recently passed law that would funnel billions of dollars worth of fines to their states.